March 10, 2008

Here’s a quick update just so you think I’m not doing anything.

A week ago I got my Sony Ericsson W960i it’s a complete beast so I’m still trying to tame it :)  I’ll post a video of it and it’s capabilites and features in shortest period. Second hosting has been upgraded, so lots of space, and from now on emails you get here, will be 1gb.

Besides that all, I’m working on  putting up the forum, because as I see it, you wanted forum so you’ll get it :)

There, little something, so you know what’s/something’s happening ;)

Death Metal

March 4, 2008

Anyways, after seeing numerous YouTube to whatever comments something along the line “do all dreadlock guy have to listen to this death metal emo shit” or something very similiar to that. This morning I got a shout on last.fm that I just couldn’t go by. I won’t releaved this guys personal data but what he said in my shoutbox is: ” do you ever listen to happy music?”

What’s happy music? Hm, ok let’s see what is he listening to CKY and Placebo … yea. What is CKY? All I know if it wasn’t for Bam Margera this band wouldn’t see the daylight. Second Placebo … I seriously won’t comment this.

Now, you can turn down and mock emo, I don’t give a shit about them, but don’t get me involved. I really think that I’m a nice guy, but I wasn’t always nice, so please don’t bring that other me with this crap.

Why? Well here’s why. People who say this shit, listen to MTV or whatever is given to them. Ok what the fuck do you listen to your whole life? “You love me, I don’t love you” bla bla, or it has to be something related to love. Ok, people but some of us really have other problems in life, that is other then love. Ok let’s listen to Hip Hop/Rap/Whatever. WTF do you sing about, feeding your huge fucking ego with some bullshit how you got five cars, five wives, five houses, who da fuck gives a fuck about that?

Now, is there a difference? Is my music sad, well yea most of the time, but it’s the best picture of what life is. Life isn’t one big happy place, it’s actually what you make out of it, and I’m happy. I prolly have more then all of you hip hop ganstas, but I don’t brag about it, I turn around and keep doing my thing.

Try having your realself motherfuckers, don’t be like they tell you what you should be like. Try having your opinion. Of course, there are exceptions, but what I hear all you sing about is bullshit. In my eyes, your IQ drops immidiately when you tell me what you listen to. Of course you can slip some stuff in, just to feed your basic human “insticts”, but all the time, your whole life? You’re a retard.

In the end why does it even matter what I listen to? Does it bother that you can’t understand why I’m listening to this crap? Does it bother you I don’t have profiles on myspace, hi5, facebook and etc?

Of course, there are assholes who represent my music in a bad way, if it wasn’t for that you wouldn’t be saying all this stupid crap. You wouldn’t get this wrong perception of the whole thing. For starters, Death Metal is not called Death Metal cuz all the talk about in it is regarding Death you moron. And for starters, kids, adolescents, teens like to get into this whole thing but it makes them rebelios. They can move all the attention on themselves, cuz of this same kids I don’t wanna go to metal shows anymore.

Here’s one awesome video, please see it, and next time you think about stuff like this, just think about it, think really hard before bringing up conclusions, even tho you think it won’t matter. It’ll matter, it’ll mater to at least 2 people, after 2 people, you get 4, and then you get a domino effect, someone always have to start the sparc. Think about it.

Codename: peacenow

March 1, 2008

Ok so here’s why I haven’t talked about anything for last 3+ weeks.

I usually bring my notebook to university, those who don’t know what linux really is, come up and wanna see how it all actually looks like. Of course it’s all great comments (which are usually because of the looks … compiz-fusion) but I got few bad ones (at least in my book they are bad ones) some of them who see it booting, asked me does it need to boot that long everytime?

Of course, you tell them it’s mostly because it has bunch of stuff on it, along the “normal” system web server/apache and database server/mysql will come up as well. But just three weeks ago after getting my second “why does it take so long too boot” … that was it, I had to do something. And besides that, I’d just like to add that, back on Slackware I used to use ResierFS, then on Debian after some time, my root partition died on Reiser … Yea after that I just went for “safe” solution that is go for ext3 as my default filesystem.

Ok, as I knew it before, ext3 is really not that fast, actually it’s pretty slow. But it’s all good except that every time I’m booting my system, I’m mostly in hurry all I hope is that I see that it won’t see “didn’t check filesystem in X days” message or whatever, and going over that whole process. That seriously pisses me off. And keeping your computer on hibernate all the time … that’s just not it.

Anyways, I googled how to make Debian boot faster, read bunch of documentation. Basically besides reading about bunch of “fix ideas” only reasonable thing was just to disable all the init scripts you’re not using or don’t need. This took most of my time, even tho it’s sounds incredibly simple. First problem was that, after disabling all those init scripts, I didn’t get the results I was hopping for … actually results were pretty poor. I used bootchart to measure to get the exact results, but then later on just switched to “stopwatch” on my phone :)

Yea, because I wanted to measure all of it, from moment I turn on my computer, which means from boot loader itself over boot process to kdm/gdm itself, and DE finally. This whole process would actually take around ~1 minutes and 45 seconds … Including flash boot and having your DE session with few extra big apps. restored … it’s definetely 2 minutes. But we won’t be that crazy :)

Yea, so after poor results with disabling init scripts, I went on with with removing some of the completely. Heh, yea and as weird as it may sound, if you don’t need a process and you’re sure of it, purge the bastard, it’ll give you extra points results.

After not having good results again … I thought of rearranging these very init scripts. First thing I remembered is Slackware and its BSD init style. Yea … this really didn’t work out either. The more I was going in, the more I was figuring out how much having both Gnome and KDE on my system is not helping me.

I said it before, and I’ll say it again, I’m really not happy how KDE is handled in Debian. Yea, and it was here where I came to the point where I had to do my first reinstall after such a long time … because I would destroy it so badly, that it was just simpler/quicker to install rather then fix. With reinstall I thought of changing the filesystem as well. Which later on resulted, well yea you should think about changing the boot loader as well :)

It was here where someone suggested, well if you’re gonna change all of it, you could make your own distro as well. I thought of it, but that thought was lost when I remember all the previous attempts, yea they all failed, prolly because there was never enough of motivation and reason itself to continue working on those same projects :)

Then the reading and research went on. After reading enough I came to a conclusion that out of all unix/linux filesystems XFS would be the best one for me. I also decided to change my boot loader from grub to lilo, after this my primary goal was to strip Debian as much as I could!

Then the thing that started bothering me the most, I didn’t want my Debian to even know of a thing called Gnome!

To talk about every single detail would just be 10 more pages for this post, but all I’ll say is that it was incredibly rough, imense “process”, lack of sleep … ah lack of everything :) Last problem was just that after it was all working fine, I had a problem with overheating >_<
But, I didn’t give up, it was that I always had ideas that were kept as a backup plan :)

Anways, I’m so happy with the results, that I’m seriously thinking to pack it all up into a nice package, that is distro. That would be a uber system out of box, I would target people something like me. From XFS over Amarok being backed up by MySQL for your  fastest music collection access to a lot more tweaks and optimisations, bunch of development/networking/security/hacking tools with KDE as its DE, aptitude for a package manager … hm yea I wonder where did synaptic go :)

Heh yea, and the boot process is now around ~1 min :)

I don’t have a name for it yet ^ there’s a codename (that’s a proof I can be romantic), I’m not planing it to be anything special, it’s just going to be a nicely Slackware-ish style stripped/edited Debian.  In the end if no one is going to use it I’m going to use, I just pop in the dvd and got platform (as I want it) ready within minutes.

This whole process of testing this whole thing, and packaging it into a distro could take up to a one to two months, but yea it’s all good.

Vmware working, not working after reboot – Debian Lenny/Testing

February 20, 2008

Vmware is always giving me hard time. Just a recent one not working on 2.6.22.x kernels, now … mayhem. I did turn my whole system up and down, last week, in one week I went over all desktop enviroments for Linux, at least all of the “mainstream” ones.

Back to the topic, I would install it, I even followed my own instructions, but no help.  What the thing would do is that after configuring it, and it all works just fine, after eventual reboot, it would say it needs to be configured again. Man was this annoying.

Some said, update to latest version, others said this and that. In the end I just said I’ll sleep on it and fix it in the morning :) So, for the fact I knew “not_configured” that was pulling out those same message to configure it over and over again.

Ok, configuring it after each reboot, well that could work for some. Removing that same not_configured actually works too. I don’t know how smart or good it is, but what I know is that it’s leaving me alone, at least for another month or so. Knowing vmware, it neverstops :)

Removing it every single time can be annoying too, so just add “rm /etc/vmware/not_configured” line to your  “/etc/rc.local” and yea … that’s it.

FoolControl one month later

February 14, 2008

As it goes or whole “system” itself, this is final v1.0 release. I’ll talk about bugs in one second. Last month on 14th, I started this whole “foolcontrol” thing, and for 1 month period, all I can say is that … yea I’m very pleased with the “results”.

Most of visitors come from North America and Europe. Windows is still leading OS with 51.20%, while Linux comes second with 34.82%. As for browsers, Firefox is defeinte leader with 40.36% while IE comes in third with 19.64% :)

Average would be 27.9 unique visits for day, so for a blog yea that’s good.

As for the bugs, there was one people like to complain about, and that one is that poll its result, actually everything regarding it, text would be just … “jagged” or screwed if you wish. So I just did a fix today. As it comes to another “big” bug. Konqueror on front page, it only displays first and last post. I have no idea how to fix this bug, and just so you know, Konqueror on KDE4, there’s no more such thing. It displays everything perfectly.

And yes “Emails from @ marked as junk?” adding spf record helped, so that’s been solved now too. If you wan’t your foolcontrol email … get it :)

I’m actually thinking of implementing a forum, some of you would actually like that :)
I think I’ll let poll decide about that one, while I most definetely will implement gallery … over time :)

That’s it, peace out ;)